Portland Community College Foundation

Diamond Alum Awards

PCC's Diamond logo has long symbolized the college ideals of opportunity and the transformative power of education. The PCC Diamond Alumni Awards are an annual celebration of alumni who exemplify what it means to be a "PCC Diamond" through their leadership, achievement and service to community.

Portland Community College alums come from a variety of backgrounds, bring diverse skills and interests, and go on to do remarkable things. We are proud to have helped them get their start, humbled by what they have accomplished and thrilled to honor their contributions.

Who's Eligible?

I am a child care pioneer because of PCC I am employing Oregonians because of PCC I am saving lives because of PCC I am creating a better world because of PCC I am an educator because of PCC I am a bestselling author because of PCC

More than 1.3 million individuals have attended PCC since it opened its doors in 1961, so chances are good that you know a PCC alum!

Anyone who has taken a credit or non-credit class, earned a degree, gained new skills, or transferred their PCC credits toward a university bachelor's degree – and as a result of their PCC experience been inspired to accomplish great things – is eligible for the PCC Diamond Alumni Awards.

2015 Call for Nominations

2015 nominations are now closed.

Diamond Alumni are selected by a judging panel of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. Award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony and luncheon at PCC’s Day at the Capitol (March 12, 2015), in local media outlets, and on the PCC website.